Category: Web Tips and Tricks

Has your Windows 10 Start menu stopped working? Here are four ways to fix it

I had this issue after my latest update from Microsoft and I Tunes. Lynda found this link, and i found it quite helpful.

I had already rebooted and this start menu returned, magically. But, these would have been simpler solutions….

The Windows 10 upgrade hasn’t been smooth sailing for everyone, and one common complaint is that the Start menu stops working for no apparent reason. Here are some ways to reactivate it.

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How To Customize The WinX Menu In Windows, Using Win+X Menu Editor

In this tutorial we will show how you can customize the WinX menu from Windows 8.1 using a free application called Win+X Menu Editor. What you are about to learn also applies to Windows 8 or Windows 10. After you read this article, you will be able to add or remove items from the WinX menu, or create and configure new groups. We will walk you through the complete process of downloading, installing, starting and using the Win+X Menu Editor application.

What Is The WinX Menu?

WinX draws its name from the many websites calling it like this, since Microsoft does not provide an official name for it. It is basically a power user interface that allows access to administrative features of Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. You can read more about it here: What Is The WinX Menu & How To Access It?.

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How To Remove Internet Explorer From Windows

With each new version of Internet Explorer and each new version of Windows, the procedure for removing this browser from the operating system has changed. For example, when Internet Explorer 9 was launched, it was distributed as an update for Windows and you could remove it from the list of installed updates. Today, we have Internet Explorer 11 and removing it involves a very different process. That’s why, in this guide, we will share how to remove Internet Explorer, from both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

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How To Turn Your Windows 8.1 Device Into A WiFi Access Point

Previous editions of Windows allowed users to create ad hoc wireless connections between computers. You could use those connections to create a wireless network between multiple computers or to share the Internet connection that was available on one of them. This can no longer be done in Windows 8.1, at least not using a visual interface and the mouse. However, with the help of the Command Prompt and a few commands, you too can turn your Windows 8.1 laptop or hybrid device into a WiFi access point. Here’s how:

NOTE: Lots of readers have asked us for a way to automate the steps described in this tutorial. That is why we have updated the tutorial and created a small program, which aims to automate the steps involved in this process, as much as possible. You can find more information and the download link at the end of the article. However, we do recommend that you read the whole article before using our program, so that you understand how to use it.

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How To Set & Customize Screensavers In Windows 7 & Windows 8.1

Do you want to change your Windows screensaver? Do you want to disable the active screensaver completely? Do you want to change the way your screensaver works? In this article we’ll show you all steps that you need to go through to do all these things, in both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Let’s get started:

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Why The Windows 10 Technical Preview Should Not Be Your Main OS

The Windows 10 Technical Preview was released earlier this month. Following positive reviews, a handful of users upgraded their main Windows 7 or 8 operating system to Windows 10. When reports emerged about Windows 10 Technical Preview recording their every keystroke, naive users were shocked. If you understand what a Technical Preview is, this hardly comes as a surprise.

Based on the Windows 10 Technical Preview, let us explain how you should use early versions of any software and why making it your main solution is a bad idea.

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How to Post Google Docs as a Web Page via Google Drive

Google Drive has a convenient but often overlooked feature that can make your life easier if your collaborating in business, a teacher, or need to share a document with multiple people. Instead of worrying about inviting everyone or managing rights, it has a feature to publish a document as a web page.

For this tutorial I am going to use a simple word document. But this allows you to easily share documents and presentations with a URL, too.

Publish a Google Doc as a Web Page

Log in to your Google account and create a document or browse to the one you want to publish as a web page on Google Drive. Then click File > Publish to the web.

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